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On The Road Again with Dragon Fire
October 1, 2007 - Jim Price
This past Friday, September 28,
Of course, this isn’t Dragon Fire’s first big cross-country trek. As many local fans will recall, it was in early 2001 that the group trekked across the country to
The group followed this television appearance later in 2001 by organizing and staging the Malevolent Metalfest, a weekend-long heavy metal concert that happened on a rural location near
Shortly after Malevolent Metalfest, though, Dragon Fire imploded, with internal differences and stress splitting the band apart. It took three years before the band members again spoke to one another; and after some initial get-togethers, the group reformed, making their official comeback appearance at Aldo’s in May, 2005. Since then, Dragon Fire has taken things at a more leisurely pace, to avoid the tension and stress that drove them apart before.
In April of this year, the group again hooked up with Mushroomhead, opening for the group when they performed at City Limits in
Dragon Fire’s future plans include the completion of their long-awaited comeback studio album, as well as a retrospective DVD set featuring concert and behind-the-scenes footage from their earlier stint. Both of these projects are expected to be released within the next year.
Eric Shumac and "Robo" Ron Riley of Dragon Fire, from the group's comeback performance at Aldo's in May, 2005.